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Dienestrol topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Dienestrol topical is also known as: Ortho Dienestrol

Dienestrol topical Pregnancy Warnings

Dienestrol has been assigned to FDA pregnancy category X. Estrogens are contraindicated for use during pregnancy. Estrogenic agents have been associated with urogenital abnormalities in offspring that manifest later in life. Vaginal adenosis, squamous cell dysplasia of the uterine cervix and vaginal cancer have developed later in life in female offspring. In the male offspring, the risks of urogenital abnormalities and testicular cancer later in life are increased.

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Dienestrol topical Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of dienestrol into human milk. Other estrogens are distributed into breast milk. Estrogens administered to nursing women have been shown to decrease the quantity and quality of breast milk.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Heinonen O, Slone D, Shapiro S; Kaufman DW ed. "Birth Defects and Drugs in Pregnancy." Littleton, MA: Publishing Sciences Group, Inc. (1977): 297
  2. "Product Information. Ortho Dienestrol Cream (dienestrol topical)" Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical, Raritan, NJ.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Committee on Drugs, 1992 to 1993 "The transfer of drugs and other chemicals into human milk." Pediatrics 93 (1994): 137-50
  2. "Product Information. Ortho Dienestrol Cream (dienestrol topical)" Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical, Raritan, NJ.

Further information

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